IHE USA NA Connectathon Austin 2023 Week Resources

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NOTE: Some information may be historical reference to 2022 if not updated yet

Testing schedule for the week


Mon, Mar 6, 2023  9:00 am -  5:00 pm EST On-site check-in / badge pickup
Mon, Mar 6, 2023  9:00 am - 10:00 am Connectathon Participant system set-up
Mon, Mar 6, 2023  9:00 am -  5:00 pm Connectathon Test Session 1
Tue, Mar 7, 2023  9:00 am -  5:00 pm Connectathon Test Session 2
Wed, Mar 8, 2023  9:00 am -  5:00 pm Connectathon Test Session 3
Thu, Mar 9, 2023  9:00 am -  5:00 pm Connectathon Test Sesson 4
Fri, Mar 10, 2023  9:00 am -  noon Connectathon Test Session 5: Hard stop at noon


After-hours access:

Participants with a valid badge will have access to the Connectathon Floor. There is a curfew time TBD.

Daily 'need to know' announcements

The Connectathon venue makes oral announcements impractical.

Please check your email at 8am and 1:30pm each day. We will send twice-daily "need to know" announcements to the ZoHo List and Rocket Chat.

Seating Assignments

Seating Assignments (PDF)

Seating Assignments (Google Sheet) There are two tabs in this spreadsheet. On the first tab, each cell represents one table with two chairs; table locations are identified by a letter/number, eg T1. The second tab shows seating assignments sorted by Organization. You can use the spreadsheet now for a table location if you need to ship something or order services. Your table location will also be entered in Gazelle before testing. This will show up for you and your partners as you are running tests.

Network Info

Wireless / PCD Testers

  • SSID:  PCD
  • Password:  provided on site

Gazelle Test Management

Gazelle on-site: https://gazelle.iheusa.org

Outside of Connectathon floor, URL remains the same: https://gazelle.iheusa.org

Guidance for Monday's session

We hope you've already reviewed the 10 Connectathon Tips from the Pros.

Monday 8:00-10am is for system set-up and testing.  After 10am, we expect you to perform testing. Here is guidance on goals to accomplish during Monday's testing session:

    • Configure and connect to tools for your profiles.
    • Complete the 5-minute Consistent Time "CT_Client" test
    • Content Creators -- submit CDA/C-CDA docs into the samples area of gazelle for evaluation
    • Modalities/Evidence Creators -- submit DICOM samples into gazelle and the Central Archive
    • Submit media you create to the assigned Monitor -->  give XDM and PDI media to monitor Samantha Neiheisel at table M28.
      • It is good practice to hand a monitor your media rather than just dropping it at the table.
    • Any other tests labeled "*_Do_This_First" or "*_Read_This_First"
    • In general, work on other no-peer tests.
    • Then, move on to peer-to-peer tests.

Ask questions. Get help located at the entrance:

IHE USA staff - Help desk

      • logistics, "I'm lost", shipping...

Network staff 

Tool help - see section below

Dr. Phil

      • First & last resource for technical support.  Ask me anything.
        • If I do not know, I will find someone who does.
      • Gazelle help. Traditional Level 1 and Level 2 support.
        • e.g. "I need to reset my password"
      • Monitor support
      • ITI Profile Support

Steve Moore - B4

      • QRPH, PCC and C-CDA tests, test requirements & grading => support for participants and monitors.
      • "I need to drop a profile/actor in QRPH or PCC"

Anne-Gaëlle / Malo Toudic - A5

      • Gazelle support. This is Level 3 support. Remote in Rocket.chat

John Rhoads - F5

      • DEV tests, test requirements & grading => support for participants and monitors
      • "I need to drop a profile/actor in PCD"

Assigned partners and assigned patients

For Document Sharing (XD*, XC*, MHD) profiles and ATNA, Connectathon Managers make some assignments to help manage testing.  First-time participants can read an overview of multiple affinity domains at Connectathons here. This section only applies to test systems in those profiles.

See Lynn Felhofer with any questions about these assignments.

Tools - configuration, location & support:


Tool Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14kRClO2T-aEQDgFWBp-RnfdlKCjsBdI4XVPv0TGH8y4/edit#gid=1157320744


Gazelle Test Management


Support Malo
Summary Overall test management during Connectathon.  
Provider Organization Kereval (IHE Europe) 
Gazelle Proxy


Proxy is accessible at 

Support  Malo
Summary Captures messages exchanged between two test systems and enables message validation.  Applicable to messaging in all IHE profiles that do not require TLS communication.  When participants link proxy message in test instances, monitors can use the link to examine message content and (for some messages) call validators in EVSClient.
Provider Organization Kereval (IHE Europe) 
Gazelle Security Suite (GSS)
Configuration https://gazelle.ihe.net/gss
Support Malo

Source of digital certificates for ATNA/TLS.

Simulates an Audit Record Repository (syslog collector).

Validates syslog audit records.

TLS Simulators (client & server), including for new ATNA options.

Home of the ‘ATNA Questionnaire’ for systems testing ATNA.

SAML assertion provider for XUA.

Provider Organization Kereval (IHE Europe)
Gazelle EVSClient
Configuration https://gazelle.ihe.net/EVSClient
Support Malo
Summary Validators for HL7v2, v3 messages, CDA documents, & FHIR Resources. Multiple DICOM validators. Other validators: XDW, PDF/A, DSUB, HPD… When you validate a message from within the Gazelle Proxy or Gazelle Samples area, it calls validators within the EVSClient.
Documentation User Manual
Provider Organization Kereval (IHE Europe), with embedded validators provided by many organizations
Gazelle Patient Manager
Configuration  https://gazelle.ihe.net/PatientManager
Support Anne-Gaëlle
Summary Simulators for actors in PAM, PDQ*, PIX* are used by participants during pre-Connectathon testing; sometimes during Connectathon.  Source of test patients during Connectathon.   
Connectathon tests *do not* call for monitors to use Patient Manager.  
Documentation User Manual
Provider Organization Kereval (IHE Europe)
Gazelle Order Manager
Configuration  https://gazelle.ihe.net/OrderManager
Support Anne-Gaëlle

Order Placer and Order Filler simulator in departmental workflow profiles; DICOM Modality Worklist provider (SCP) and HL7 order exchange.

Simulators are used by participants in RAD and LAB during pre-Connectathon testing; sometimes at Connectathon, especially as a DICOM Modality worklist SCP

Provider organization

Kereval (IHE Europe)

PCD Tools  
Configuration http://pcdtool:8080/pcdtool
Support John
Summary Used in PCD profile testing to validate one to one messages passing patient and device information. New functionality validates some detailed ACM profile content.
Configuration https://ttpedge.sitenv.org/ttp/#/validators/ccdar2
Support Steve Moore
Summary Used to test C-CDA documents. Not for general CDA testing.
Provider Organization NIST
PIX/PDQ and Vital Records Test Tools
Summary Validators for PIXv2, PIXv2, PDQv2 and PDQv3 messages. Validation for Vital Records Death Reporting.

on-line tool documentation

Provider organization


CDA Validation Tools
Support Steve

For PCC, QRPH, and C-CDA testing


IHE CDA Testing Procedure Overview

XDS Toolkit

See details on the homepage for XDS and FHIR toolkit:

>> On the Connectathon floor:   IP:  http://nist1:8080/

>> From outside: https://tools.iheusa.org/xdstools/



Summary Validates messages and simulates actors in document sharing profiles, eg XC*, XDS.  Specific tests contain instructions to use Toolkit to verify messages, or as a Doc Consumer simulator to perform queries against participants' tests systems.
Provider Organization NIST
XDS-I Tools
Configuration http://tools.iheusa.org/xds-imaging/
Support Steve
Summary For testing XDS-I and XCA-I implementations
Provider Organization NIST, + Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (for XDS-I & XCA-I)
FHIR Read-Write Server (HAPI)

Connectathon Floor IP:

Web GUI: http://fhir-read-write.ihe-us-test.net:8080/fhir

Server base URL (R4): http://fhir-read-write:8080/fhir/baseR4  

Server base URL (STU3):  http://fhir-read-write:8080/fhir/baseDstu3

Support Steve

(1) Hosts the Connectathon patients as FHIR Patient Resources. These Patient Resources will be referenced by other Resources that are created/exchanged in peer-to-peer tests .  i.e. you will not reference a copy of this resource that resides on your server or that of your test partner. 

(2) Hosts FHIR Resources that are test data for various IHE Profiles, e.g., mCDS, QEDm, MHD-SDC.

(3) Participants can upload & validate FHIR Resources created by their systems. 

-- -- Instructions are in Connectathon test '*_Resource_Check* for several profiles.

(4) Participants that are FHIR clients will upload a FHIR CapabilityStatement for their test system onto this server, making them available to all participants and monitors.  Instructions are in test '01_DoThis1st_CapabilityStatement'

Provider Organization

HAPI Server deployed at Connectathon by Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

FHIR Toolkit

See details on the homepage for XDS and FHIR toolkit:

>> On the Connectathon floor: IP:   http://nist1:8080/

>> From outside: https://tools.iheusa.org:9743/home




MHD profile testing

Documentation  Overview training recording
Provider Organization  NIST
DICOM Central Archive (dcm4chee)

GUI front-end: https://central-archive.ihe-europe.net/

login/password: admin/admin (to add your AE title so the archive will accept your association)

IP addr / port: central-archive.ihe-europe.net  /  11112

IP addr / port:   /  11112


QIDO-RS: https://central-archive.ihe-europe.net:8080/dcm4chee-arc/aets/CENTRAL/rs

WADO-RS: https://central-archive.ihe-europe.net:8080/dcm4chee-arc/aets/CENTRAL/rs

Support Steve (K31)
Summary Used as a commonly-accessible repository for DICOM objects.   Participants store their objects here.  Available to other participants via DICOM C-FIND, C-MOVE, QIDO-RS, and WADO-RS.  Monitors use the web-based GUI to verify that participants have stored their objects here.
Provider organization  dcm4che.org
Mitre Canary

 GUI front-end: https://central-archive.ihe-europe.net:18080

Note: This is correct. We are running the canary tool on the same host as the Central Archive.

Support Steve

Used to test VRDR/FHIR

Provider organization


Configuration https://gazelle.ihe.net/gazelle-sts?wsdl
Support Malo

SAML assertion provider - XUA and SeR testing

Provider Organization

Kereval (IHE Europe)

Index to IHE Test Tools:  https://wiki.ihe.net/index.php/IHE_Test_Tool_Information